David was a popular
young actor in the early 60s, appearing in (mainly supporting) roles in
many British films, before going to America. The result of that move made
In describing the fan reaction to Star Trek, DeForrest Kelly remarked
that the studio knew what to expect "because of David McCallum".
Brought in to take a secondary role to Robert Vaughn in The Man from
UNCLE, he was a fan idol within weeks of Illya Kuriakin's first
screen appearance, and is identified with the role to this day. In the
70s, he appeared with Vaughn in a film, The Return of the Man from
UNCLE, which is a delightful homage to the mfu cult.
In the 80s, David starred in another sci-fi series, TV's The Invisible
Man. David also continues to appear on stage, most recently in the
UK in The Lion in Winter, and on Broadway in 1999/2000 as the Emporor
Joseph in Amadeus, in which he scored a great personal success.
In 2000 he played Caesar in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in New
York's Central Park.
June 2001 - David
opened in a play - Byrd's Boy, at the Primary Stages Theater. The show,
and David's performance, sound great! See Duchess's site.
Duchess has a very
fine site devoted
to David, which repays repeated visits: like the universe, it appears
to be under continuous expansion! You will also find lists there for David
and for mfu.
on the Internet Movie Database
Man from Uncle" conventions
Credit: photo from